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Salt

Author: Mark Kurlansky; OverDrive, Inc.
Publisher: [Place of publication not identified] : Penguin Publishing Group, 2003.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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An unlikely world history from the bestselling author of Cod and The Basque History of the World In his fifth work of nonfiction, Mark Kurlansky turns his attention to a common household item with a long and intriguing history: salt. The only rock we eat, salt has shaped civilization from the very beginning, and its story is a glittering, often surprising part of the history of humankind. A substance so valuable it  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Kurlansky, Mark
Salt : A World History
East Rutherford : Penguin Publishing Group,c2003
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Mark Kurlansky; OverDrive, Inc.
ISBN: 9780698139152 0698139151
OCLC Number: 1007393017
Description: 1 online resource
Details: Adobe EPUB eBook.; Kindle Book.; OverDrive Read.
Responsibility: Mark Kurlansky.

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An unlikely world history from the bestselling author of Cod and The Basque History of the World In his fifth work of nonfiction, Mark Kurlansky turns his attention to a common household item with a long and intriguing history: salt. The only rock we eat, salt has shaped civilization from the very beginning, and its story is a glittering, often surprising part of the history of humankind. A substance so valuable it served as currency, salt has influenced the establishment of trade routes and cities, provoked and financed wars, secured empires, and inspired revolutions. Populated by colorful characters and filled with an unending series of fascinating details, Salt is a supremely entertaining, multi-layered masterpiece. From the Trade Paperback edition.

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